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Rose West is arrested for assisting her husband in rape of a minor

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Early photos show that Rose West was once a very beautiful woman. When the 16-year-old Rose met the much older Fred, he already had two children from another woman.

Soon, they had their own child but Rose, unable to cope with mothering so many, probably murdered Fred’s eldest daughter. With the birth of their second child, they moved to 25 Cromwell Street.

It was in that basement that Rose held down Fred’s second daughter, eight-year-old Anne Marie, as Fred repeatedly raped her...